On May 15, 2019, the TWA Hotel is opening at New York’s JFK Airport. As an aviation geek, this 500+ room hotel will possibly be the coolest thing ever.
I wrote about the TWA Hotel a couple of months ago, and just about everything about this hotel is aviation themed, and I’m living for it. While some airport hotels are better than others, I’ve never before wanted to vacation at an airport hotel.
We knew that the TWA Hotel JFK would have a rooftop pool, though they’ve now revealed even more details about it, and OMG.
The TWA Hotel JFK will have a rooftop infinity pool with incredible views of the airport. The pool will be 63 feet by 20 feet, and will be infinity edge. In summers it will be a traditional pool, while in winter it will turn into a pool-cuzzi, with temperatures of up to 100 degrees.
The water in the pool will also be purified every 30 minutes; they claim that a standard pool recirculates every six hours.
The infinity edge pool is inspired by Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes, France.
The pool will overlook JFK’s runway 4L/22R, and will have views to Jamaica Bay. Then the observation deck will also have views of runway 13R/31L, which is 14,511 feet long, making it the second longest commercial runway in North America.
The rooftop will have a cocktail lounge, called The Pool Bar & Observation Deck. There will be signature aviation-themed cocktails, like the Mile High Spritz, as well as a full menu for food.
The deck and pool are open to hotel guests, or non-hotel guests will also be able to reserve a table at the pool bar, which could be a fun way to kill some time during a layover.
I still can’t get over how awesome the TWA Hotel is going to be. JFK has been among the worst airports in the country when it comes to the quality of airport hotels. At this point, several hotels have closed and turned into homeless shelters, including the Sheraton, which I used to frequent.
So to see JFK go from having no good airport hotels to having what’s without a doubt the world’s best airport hotel is an incredible development.
I think the big question mark with this hotel will be the service, though. When I think of JFK airport and hotels in the area, amazing customer service isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind. I’ll be curious to see if this hotel can set a new standard.
I just can’t get over how cool this pool looks…